Zac Efron has revealed that Matthew McConaughey sat him down to help him realise there is more to life than work.

The Oscar winning actor stars alongside Efron in The Paperboy and in an interview with Glamour magazine Efron said, "During filming, Matthew and I had a lot of time to talk.

"We talked about life. He got me thinking, because for the past few years, I've been so focused on movies and work. I guess I'm compulsive like that. Matthew was the first person to sit me down like a big brother and say, 'Are you happy? What do you want to do with your life, man?' He'd say, 'Let's go do something fun today' and all I'm thinking is,' Let's go rehearse!' I realised that there was something else I wasn't tuned in to."

Efron now knows the importance of taking time off work adding, "I like to sneak off to really remote places in the world and just chill. I kind of feel like travelling is how I'm able to stay real and grounded."